Chesapeake Bay Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge, or sometimes just The Bridge) is a point of pride for Marylanders. It is an iconic sight to take in by car or boat: the dual bridge spans framed by a sunny sky, with crabbing boats, freighters, and recreational sailors and powerboaters zipping under and around the bases of the bridges. 

The bridge connects the Eastern and Western shores of Maryland and helps many travelers make their way to Ocean City in the summer months. The Bay Bridge recently moved to all-electronic tolling, making entry to the eastbound bridge a smoother process (there are no tolls on the westbound side.)

The original span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened in 1952 and the parallel span was added in 1973. The bridge is about 4 miles across, leaving Anne Arundel County by crossing over Sandy Point State Park, and arriving in Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County.